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19 August-18 October 2003

Cinema 1: 19 Aug, 6.30pm

'A quietly brilliant film ... poetic and precise, witty and profoundly compassionate' Time Out Starting from the point at which a thief trapped by the security system in a Tehran jewellery store commits murder and suicide, Panahi's new film brilliantly unwinds to show what pushes a man to such an extreme. Hussein (Hussein Emadeddin) is a taciturn loner, a war veteran once lauded but damaged and now working as an ageing pizza delivery boy. Full of suppressed hilarity and unexpected observations, Abbas Kiarostami's script provides a stunningly eloquent and moving account of a society split between privilege and desperation. From the director of The White Balloon and The Circle, the film won the Un Certain Regard Jury Award in Cannes this year and has been hailed as a brave new direction in Iranian cinema. Dir Jafar Panahi, Iran 2003, 97 mins, subs, 12A
Tickets: £10 (film + Q&A); £25 (film + Q&A + reception in honour of Jafar Panahi)

Wed 27, Fri 29 Aug, 8pm
'fine comic tuning' Billy Sutter
'Tears and laughter abound' CUE

The show that Nelson Mandela requested a private performance of. Hot from the Edinburgh Festival, Out Of Bounds is a marvellous play that gets to the heart of real people and real lives. The play is written and performed by Rajesh Gopie, a South African playwright of Indian origin or an Indian of South African origin... It tells the story of Lal and his family, Indians growing up in a township on the outskirts of Durban, both during and after apartheid. The play reveals a heartfelt quest for truth, about the awkward transition from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. £8, £7 Concs. £6 ICA Members Theatre

Friday 22 - Thursday 28 August

22 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 6.30pm
Fri Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
Derrida Cinema 2 6.30pm
Show Me Love Cinema 2 8.30pm

23 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 4.15, 8.4 5pm
Sat Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 2, 10.30pm
Derrida Cinema 2 12.30pm
Ten Cinema 2 2.30pm
Show Me Love Cinema 2 4.30, 8.30pm
Jalla! Jalla! Cinema 2 6.30pm
Michael Nyman in conversation Cinema 1 6.45pm

24 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 2, 6.30pm
Sun Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
Ten Cinema 2 12.30pm
Jalla! Jalla! Cinema 2 2.15, 6.30pm
Songs from the Second Floor Cinema 2 4.15, 8.30pm

25 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 6.30pm
Mon Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
Swedish Shorts Cinema 2 6.30pm
The Greatness of the Small Man Cinema 2 8.30pm

26 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 6.30pm
Tues Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
The Greatness of the Small Man Cinema 2 6.45pm
Songs from the Second Floor Cinema 2 8.30pm

27 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 6.30pm
Weds Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
The Greatness of the Small Man Cinema 2 6.45pm
Songs from the Second Floor Cinema 2 8.30pm

28 The Draughtsman's Contract Cinema 1 6.30pm
Thurs Traces of a Dragon Cinema 1 4.15, 8.45pm
Swedish Shorts Cinema 2 6.30pm
Together Cinema 2 8.30pm

Friday 22 - Thursday 28 August

'Dazzling' Time Out
'Brilliant' Guardian
'Seductively beautiful, quietly sexy' Times

A stunning new print of Peter Greenaway's acclaimed first feature, a satisfyingly complex Jacobean murder mystery set in an English country garden during the height of a late 17th century summer. A draughtsman contracted to execute 12 drawings of an estate negotiates terms to include the sexual favours of his employer (Janet Suzman). But when a corpse is dragged from the moat, the draughtsman's designs may reveal more than he realised. A brilliantly perverse film of extraordinary visual beauty with Michael Nyman's mesmerising, heart-racing score. Starring Anthony Higgins. Dir Peter Greenaway, UK 1982, 108 mins

'Blissful ... a pleasure to watch' New York Times 'Inspirational' Film Comment This award-winning film is an intimate portrait of the brilliant, controversial philosopher and intellectual icon Jacques Derrida, whose theory of 'deconstruction' has deeply influenced the studies of literature, philosophy, ethics, architecture and law, indelibly marking the intellectual landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. Combining rare private footage of Derrida with his reflections on deconstruction, violence, love and death, the film investigates the concept of biography and explores the relationship between the public and the private. Provocative and entertaining, Derrida is co-directed by philosophy scholar Amy Ziering Kofman and film maker Kirby Dick, with a mesmerising score by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Dir Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Kofman, US 2002, 85 mins

'Essential viewing' Screen International

In telling Jackie Chan's story, this compelling documentary takes the audience through almost a century of China's history. A Nationalist secret agent and small-time mafioso, Chan's father moved to Shanghai after his first wife's death to 'get some turf', leaving his young sons to fend for themselves. Here he met Chan's mother, an impoverished woman with two daughters to support - which she did through opium smuggling, gambling and her role as a big sister in the underworld. During the Maoist revolution Chan's mother and father fled south to Hong Kong. Chan himself was separated from his parents and enrolled in the Peking Opera academy to hone his acrobatic skills. The film shows the resilience of children to the slings and arrows of history. Dir Mabel Cheung, China/Hong Kong, 2003, 94mins, subs

' *****masterpiece ...' Guardian
'funny...and remarkably moving' Time Out
'...riveting' Independent on Sunday

Kiarostami's latest film took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with not only its revelation of the emotional life of contemporary Iran, but its extraordinary, Godardian reinvention of the cinematic form itself. Focusing tightly on a driver (the wonderful Mania Akbari) and her passengers, Ten opens on an incredible exchange with her young son, the very model of burgeoning masculinity. We meet her sister, an elderly woman going to prayer, a prostitute and a heartbroken friend, as the driver and her passengers argue, joke, cajole and console one another through the course of ten brief journeys.
Dir Abbas Kiarostami, France/Iran 2002, 94 mins, Farsi with English subs Posters signed by Kiarostami are available at the ICA Bookshop


Nicknamed 'Trollywood', the Western City of Trollhättan is a hotbed of production for much of the contemporary Swedish new wave. This short season celebrates the intertwined careers of three extraordinary Swedish directors whose diverse work is both socially concerned and influenced by poetic realism. Curated by Ingrid Stigsdotter

Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)
'A young master's first masterpiece' Ingmar Bergman

The breathtaking story of an odd couple, a shy and sombre outcast and a popular but rebellious blonde. The teenage girls' revolt against the narrow-mindedness and tedium of their existence in the dull Swedish town of Åmål provides a film of extraordinary pace and visual rhythm.
Dir Lukas Moodysson, Sweden 1998, 89 mins, Subs

'Perfect comedy' Guardian

In this wonderfully warm comedy, set in a 1970s commune in Stockholm, the failure of the characters to live according to their alleged ideologies is depicted with a healthy mixture of sympathy and irony. A huge hit world-wide.
Dir Lukas Moodysson, Sweden 2000, 106 mins, subs

Lilya 4-Ever
'An exceptional film' Independent

Living in a run-down council estate in one of the former Soviet Union states, teenage Lilya is abandoned by her mother and comes to turning tricks. When a smooth-talking boyfriend promises her a new life in Sweden, Lilya deserts her best friend only to become literally and metaphorically imprisoned in a life even more nightmarish than any of her previous experiences. Dir Lukas Moodysson, Sweden 2002, 109 mins

Jalla! Jalla!
'a storyline that will melt even the hardest of hearts' Alternative Melbourne The love lives of best friends Roro and Måns become complicated when Roro's Lebanese family decide that its time for him to have a traditional marriage. A warm-hearted depiction of generational differences in the Swedish-Lebanese community.
Dir Josef Fares, Sweden 2000, 87 mins, subs

Songs from the Second Floor
'Bizarre, playful and disturbing... Unmissable' Guardian
Winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes 2000. An absurdist tragi-comedy which mixes cynicism, magic, social criticism, poetry and satire.
Dir Roy Andersson, Sweden 2000, 97 mins, subs

The Greatness of the Small Man
This fascinating documentary shows Roy Andersson at work in his studio in Stockholm. A record of the making of an extraordinary film and a sensitive portrait of a filmmaker. Plus World of Glory (Roy Andersson, 15mins). Dir Kjell Andersson/Bo Harringer, Sweden 2000, 56 mins, subs

Swedish Shorts
Talk (dir Lukas Moodysson, 1997, 14 mins) + Bring it! (dir Josef Fares, 2001, 11min) + World of Glory (dir Roy Andersson, 1991, 15 min) + Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (dir Johannes Stjärne Nilsson/Ola Simonsson, 2001, 10mins) + Svitjod 2000+ (dir Mårten Nilsson/David Flamholc, 2000, 11 mins) + To Be Continued... (dir Linus Tunström, 2000, 5 minutes). Total running time c.70 mins

Friday 22 - Thursday 28 August

Wed 30 July - Sun 19 Oct
ICA Galleries Daily 12-7.30pm

Video Acts presents a single channel works from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust 'Set aside a weekend' Artforum 'Indispensable viewing' The New York Times Video Acts comes to the ICA after its critically acclaimed reception at P.S.1 in New York. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see gathered together more than eighty landmarks in the development of video art. Each work is shown continuously and simultaneously on separate monitors or projectors.
It includes major pieces by, among others, Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, Richard Serra, Bill Viola and William Wegman.
Video Acts provides the indispensable historical context within which the explosion of contemporary video art can be understood.
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach with Barbara London and Christopher Eamon, the exhibition's design provides a radical account of how to exhibit video within a gallery context. £1.50, £1 Concs, FREE to ICA Members. Sat & Sun: £2.50, £1.50 Concs, FREE To ICA Members. Lower and Upper Galleries

Video Acts
Thurs 28 Aug, 7pm
Gallery Talk: Reproducing Realities with Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Performance based video artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard will consider what they feel to be one of the most important questions facing performance today: what is the status of the 'live' and the 'real' in a culture dominated by mass media? Screening examples of their recent performance based video work File under Sacred Music, a re-creation of The Cramps' legendary performance at Napa Mental Institute and selected works from Video Acts, Forsyth and Pollard will consider why we record performance to re-play the real. £1.50, £1 Concs, FREE to ICA Members. Please book tickets in advance ICA LISTINGS Friday 22 - Thursday 28 August MUSIC & PERFORMANCE @ THE ICA

Friday 22 - Thursday 28 August

6-29 August
Weds, Thurs & Fri 4-8pm, Sat 2-6pm

Kelli Dipple, Coco Fusco & Ricardo Dominguez, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Kristin Lucas, Tina La Porta This exhibition draws parallels between the web as a new arena for performance and the early years of video as a performance tool. From the creation of online identities such as Agent Ruby, the artificial intelligence 'web agent' in the work of Lynn Hershman Leeson, to Tina La Porta's exploration of the impact the internet has on the expression of identity, the show presents a spectrum of approaches to performance on the web. Performance artist Kelli Dipple shows a range of distributed performance works via her site Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez' net. performance Dolores from 10h to 22h re-stages a true story which took place in a Mexican factory while in Involuntary Reception, Kristin Lucas performs as a young woman with an enormous electro-magnetic pulse field.
Mon-Fri: £1.50, £1.00 Concs, FREE to ICA members; Sat & Sun: £2.50, £1.50 Concs, FREE to ICA members

A little taster here of just some of the musical delights at the ICA in the coming weeks...

-Franz Ferdinand play the ICA after sell-out at the Africa Centre -UNKLE exhibition and live show feat. James Lavelle + guests -Hip hop artist Buck 65 remixes live soundtrack for David Lynch's Eraserhead -Batmacumba's Samba-Tastic Sixth Birthday -The War is Dead Long Live the War: Patrick Jones play with original score by James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers -Mego label night -DJ Saved My Life: Amnesty International present 5 nights curated by Jo Whiley, Dreem Teem, Zane Lowe, Late Junction and more. -Domino Records 10th Anniversary: exhibition + live shows: The Pastels, Clinic, Movietone, Hood and To Roccoco Rot

Emma Pettit
ICA Press Office
Direct: 020 7766 1406
Tickets & Box Office: 020 7930 3647
ICA, The Mall, London, SW1

Mon 8 Sept, 8pm-1am

In celebration of the release of Unkle's second album Never, Never Land on 1 September, the ICA presents a special live set from James Lavelle and Rich File plus special guests (including guest vocalists), DJs and animated visuals by Unorthodox Styles. There will also be two films screened during the live show. Eye for An Eye is an 11 minute animated film based on original artwork by 3D of Massive Attack, written by James Lavelle, Shynola and 3D, directed by Shynola and Ruth Lingford. There will also be a nine minute 'making of the artwork' film of Futura painting the canvas, shot by Ben Drury and James Lavelle and edited by Unorthodox Styles. James Lavelle and Rich File will be signing their art-work and records in the ICA book shop. £8, £7 Concs. £6 ICA Members

Fri 5-Mon 8 Sept, 12pm-7pm daily (8 Sep, 12pm-10pm)
Never, Never Land: UNKLE Design Show

thisisrealart and the ICA present a special live show and four-day design display. The display will showcase seminal graphics, artwork and promotional elements which have made James Lavelle, his label Mowax and his UNKLE project one of the most influential acts in both the music and art worlds. More specifically, the design exhibition will include an 8 x 16' canvas painted by Futura for the album artwork and photographs by William Bankhead. Limited edition UNKLE design items commissioned especially for this occasion will be available in the ICA bookshop. Media Partner: Fact magazine Free with ICA day membership (£1.00 - £2.50)

Fri 5 Sept, 8pm
Full Length 28: Buck 65 Vs Eraserhead

Canada-based leftfield hip hop genius meets David Lynch's surrealist masterpiece head on in this battle of wits to out-weird each other! Buck 65's love of hip hop is coupled with his love of Tom Waits and hard rock anthems. His collaborative work includes The Beastie Boys, Radiohead Seasame Street and Biz Markie. Tonight Buck 65 will re-write the score for Eraserhead, the surrealist take on nuclear families, parenthood, sexuality and urban life that caused shockwaves in punk strewn 70s Britain.
£8, £7 Concs. £6 ICA Members

Wed 10 Sept, 8pm
Franz Ferdinand

'edgy, sexy, kinetic pop music... proper, old fashioned pop stars' Guardian 'redefining vaudevillian art-pop for the 21st century' NME Are you ready to meet the new Scottish gentry? Franz Ferdinand have already been touted as the new Smiths/Interpol/future of music. In celebration of the release of their debut single Darts of Pleasure, we are proud to present one of the most exciting British bands of the last 5 years. The charismatic gang of four's handful of celebrated shows to date include their debut gig at a 'Girl Art' exhibition for the Glasgow School of Art and at The Africa Centre, London. They won't disappoint. £8, £7 Concs. £6 ICA Members

Thurs 11 Sept, 8pm
Flo-Motion Live feat. Nick Luscombe

XFM's leading light of experimentica Nick Luscome plays the best of electronic, trans Europe sounds to those who want to hear new breeds of music. Plus special guests (see press). £5, £4 Concs. Free to ICA Members

Sat 13 Sept, 9pm
Batmacumba's Samba-Tastic Sixth Birthday

One of the freshest and funkiest club nights in London, with a reputation for showcasing the best in Brazilian music and video, is celebrating six years at the ICA. To mark this auspicious occasion Batmacumba has lined up a Bacchanalian batucada beat-fest involving three of London's finest samba schools fresh from the Notting Hill Carnival with their respective sambas de enredo. The samba schools featured include London School of Samba, the oldest of the three schools founded in 1984, Quilombo do Samba, founded by Mestre Geraldo and the newest school to have emerged, Paraiso School of Samba. Batmacumba's Brazilian vinyl junky and legendary record smuggler, DJ Cliffy, takes to the decks delving deep into the six year history of Batmacumba. £10, £9 Concs. £8 ICA Members

World premiere
Mon 15 - Sat 20 Sept, 8pm

Sorted Productions present: The War is Dead Long Live The War 'striking enough to do for Welsh theatre what the Manics and Catatonia have done for its music' The Guardian on Jones's last play Everything Must Go
From the writer of Everything Must Go Patrick Jones, Welsh playwright,
poet and famed Manic Street Preachers collaborator premiere's his new play that explores the absurdity and tragedy of war echoed through two men's stark sadness and experiences.
Featuring a special guest contribution at each performance. Original music by James Dean Bradfield, directed by Sally Ann Gritton and supported by Manic Street Preachers £9, £8 Concs, £7 ICA members

Wed 24 Sept, 8pm
'irresistible music' Time Out

Blacktronica kicks off the autumn season with another' king of the Beats session' as two of London's hottest producers go head to head in an MPC drum machine sound clash. Expect controversy, heated exchanges and bruised egos as the participants battle it out over four blistering rounds in a percussive head to head. Four beats each and the crowd decide. Music provided by Charlie Dark and friends alongside special guest Benji B from 1 xtra. Bring your whistles, horns and dancing shoes for a night you won't want to miss!
£6, £5 Concs. Free to ICA Members

Sun 28 Sept, 8pm
Mego Label night

Austrian record label Mego are currently regarded as one of the most innovative contemporary European record labels. Tonight, Mego showcase four artists - Andreas Pieper, Florian Hecker, Russell Haswell and Hiaz - presenting real-time material, which mixes improvisational audio work and played-back samples, to create a range of soundscapes and audio experiments. £8, £7 Concs. £6 ICA Members

Domino Records 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Hard to believe it perhaps, but it has now been ten years since Laurence Bell first sat cross-legged on his South West London floor, desk-less, and began the story of Domino with that very first WIG release... Well believe it you will, because Domino will be celebrating in style when October comes with a series of special events, shows, parties, exclusive releases and promotions planned to mark this momentous occasion. The label that has brought you such luminaries as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Kills, Four Tet, Clinic, Pavement, Royal Trux, The Pastels, Jim O'Rourke, Elliot Smith, Max Tundra, Quasi, Sebadoh and more, is proud to be able to present you this birthday extravaganza, featuring shows and DJ spots from many of the above artists and more to be announced soon.

Saturday 4th October
Domino Records 10th Anniversary
Clinic plus live support from Hood
Tickets £10.50

Sunday 12th October
Domino Records 10th Anniversary
The Pastels, Movietone + To Rococo Rot plus guest djs
Tickets £12.50

3-5 October
Domino Records 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Every record sleeve domino have released housed in a wooden space frame in the ICA's Nash Room, visually illustrating domino's 10 years worth of music. The label has a unique visual identity whose warmth and individuality will be brought out en masse. Along the walls will be a timeline of the label composed by various domino insiders, plus a series of cabinets and display cases where exhibits will include a series of original 7" artwork sketches, notes and instructions from the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Pavement, Royal Trux Clinic etc. There will also be a specially commissioned documentary that gives a unique insight into the trajectory of the highs and lows of running a high-octane independent rock and roll label. More details to follow. Free with ICA day Membership

October 14 - 18
Amnesty International: DJ Saved My Life

Exhibitions, talks, live gigs and and more curated by top radio DJs including Jo Whiley, Zane Lowe, Fiona Talkington and Verity Sharpe, and the Dreem Teem. Please get in touch for more info or see

020 7930 3647


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